Fines for making a false alarm to increase in Harrisburg

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 23, 2013 1:28 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Making a false alarm to the police or fire department in Harrisburg is going to come with a bigger fine.

City Council has approved a measure to increase second false alarm fines from $10 to $50 dollars, third false alarm to $50  and fourth false alarm to $100.

Each additional false alarm will come with a $500 fine per incident.

False alarms for fires and burglaries have been a big problem in Harrisburg for police officers and the fire department.

The city says more false alarms come from businesses than from residential properties.

The new fines will take effect in the coming weeks.

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